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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • SUMMER IN ITALY, 1951

Comicmobile

Comicmobile

Yet another goofy photo from the box of old negatives that belonged to Grandpa Boothby. Tom and Winnie appeared to have a lot of fun, this time riding around in this comic mobile, with a Red Rider Cartoon festooned upon it. I guess if you can date that cartoon, you can date the photo. It appears to be published via the Oregonian. View full size.

Hmmm

Tom and Winnie appear to be having a real ball.

 
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